With her short hair up front, the topsy tail helps a lot.
I started with wet hair (I typically like to braid with dry hair) and put the topsy tail in. And I started the braids in the back rather than up front. When doing a topsy tail or tiny french braids, a rat-tail comb is a MUST!
The Itty Bitty Clippies are fun to add to the bottoms of braids....especially since I can never get ribbon tied right when they are wiggling.